Khyri makes his decision: Going Pro!
After two years as the Defensive Player of the Year in the Big East, wing Khyri Thomas entered the NBA Draft. He has been doing the workouts, drills, etc. which are part of the evaluation process. He is among the 69 men invited to the NBA Combine on 16-20 May, in Chicago. Today, 13 May 2018, Khyri announced he will stay in the 2018 NBA Draft and hire an agent for representation.
Many were hoping Tazz would return for his senior season, while some among us were hoping to hear this very announcement. Good arguments for both sides have been presented previously on the Creighton fan boards.
Creighton and Omaha have one of their finest sons on the ascent to professional sports. Khyri is an excellent representative for both the school and the city.
Congratulations to Khyri and family, Creighton University, and the city of Omaha.
After consulting with my family and Coach Mac, I have made the decision to remain in the NBA Draft. I would like to thank everyone at Creighton for their incredible support the last 3 yrs. It was an honor to play in my hometown in front of the best fans in the country!
“I’m thrilled for Khyri as he moves on to the next stage of his career,” said Creighton head coach Greg McDermott. “His selfless approach to the game, positive attitude and tireless work ethic has been a joy to be around the last three years. It has been an honor to be part of his development during that time. I look forward to supporting him as he pursues his dream of playing in the NBA and appreciate the manner in which he has represented Creighton University and our basketball program.”
Khyri will become the 5th Jay currently in the NBA and his selection is historic in that Justin Patton and Khyri Thomas will become the 1st Jays selected in back-to-back years in the NBA Draft.
Way to go Tazz! Way to go Creighton!